Jessica began acting at the age of 7. The Gateway

Playhouse on Long Island became a second home to her,

and it was there that she fell in love with the theater.

She studied at their acting school run by Artistic Director

Robin Allan, performed in children's theater productions

every summer, and had many opportunities to perform

in their main stage productions with seasoned professionals.

 

After high school, Jessica attended Syracuse University

where she received a BFA in Acting. During her time

there, she studied at Shakespeare's Globe in London,

produced and starred in an all female production of

Glengarry Glen Ross (David Mamet), and performed at

Syracuse Stage in The Real Thing (Tom Stoppard) under

the direction of Robert Moss (founder of Playwrights

Horizons).

 

Jessica is now based in New York City and performs in the city and regionally. She is a member of the Velodrome Company through Squeaky Bicycle Productions and is two time reigning champ of their "All Guts and Some Glory" short play competition held at Theater for the New City each year. Jessica is also a member of the Yip Harburg Foundation's "Rainbow Troupe", performing to spread Yip's message of social justice and hope. 

 

As a producer, Jessica co-founded Speck of Light Productions in 2016. Their production, This Wide Night by Chloe Moss, which she also acted in, had it's run at Guild Hall in East Hampton and was met with rave reviews from the community. The play follows two women who are recently released from prison, and explores the importance and uniqueness of relationships formed in prison.

 

For review, photos, and more visit www.speckoflightproductions.com!

 

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